Improving Management and Business Performance

Improving Management and Business Performance

Improving Management and Business Performance

COLLEGE OF CENTRAL LONDON 

BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business 

UNIT NO:      33                               

UNIT TITLE: Small Business Enterprise

ASSIGNMENT TITLE:  Improving Management and Business Performance 

UNIT OUTCOMES COVERED

  • 33.2 Be able to propose changes to improve management and business performance
  • 33.3 Be able to revise business objectives and plans to incorporate proposed changes
  • 33.4 Be able to examine the impact of change management on the operations of the business

LEARNER ID                     LEARNER NAME :                ___________________________________________

DATE SET:   10th March 2014

Assessment schedule (submission dates)

Learning outcomes Tasks Submission date
33.2, 33.3 and 33.4 1,2,3 2nd June 2014

GRADING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

Outcomes/ Grade Descriptors P33.2 P33.3 P33.4 M2 M3 D2 D3
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OUTCOMES/GRADE DESCRIPTORS ACHIEVED (please tick)

Outcomes/ Grade Descriptors P33.2 P33.3 P33.4 M2 M3 D2 D3
         

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Student Name

 

 
 

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 Assignment Details

 

Unit Title

 

 

(Unit 33) Small Business Enterprise

 

Assignment Number/Title

 

 

Assignment 2 – Improving Management and Business Performance

 

Outcomes

 

 

33.2. Be able to propose changes to improve management and business performance

33.3 Be able to revise business objectives and plans to incorporate proposed changes

33. 4. Be able to examine the impact and management of change in the business operations

 

 

Handing out Date

 

 

10nd March 2014

 

Handing in Date/Time/Location/Contact

 

 

2nd June 2014

 

Date handed in

 
 

Grade (Indicative)

 

 COLLEGE OF CENTRAL LONDON

Assessment Cover Sheet

Hand-in policy:

You must present this assessment on or before the specified date. If you experience difficulties you must inform your unit tutor.

 

 

 

Late work policy: Due consideration will be given to students who have good reason for late submission due to illness or other causes. The unit tutor has the right to examine students assignments by viva voce in addition to the assessments specified. 

 

Plagiarism: The college takes a very serious view of the use of unfair means to enhance performance. All sources used must be properly referenced in the text and listed in the bibliography.

 

You must declare that this assessment is your own work when you submit by signing the statement below:

 

“I declare that this assignment is my own work. I am aware that plagiarism is a serious offence and the penalties severe.”

 

Student’s name and signature:………………………….

 

Date:…………………

 

COLLEGE OF CENTRAL LONDON

Assignment Cover Sheet

Unit No/Title:             (Unit 33) Small Business Enterprise

Assignment title:      Improving Management and Business Performance 

Assignment 2 

For the small business that you have chosen to study in assignment 1, your task is to describe how you might: overcome weaknesses such as lack of skills in particular areas, establish and strengthen links with existing customers, identify new opportunities for your organisation and evaluate and develop your own skills and those of your employees.

Assignment objectives

In this assignment you will need to show how weaknesses identified in assignment 1 may be rectified and strengths built upon. You will also need to demonstrate your understanding of the interdependence of the key functions within your selected organisation by predicting the effects of recommended courses of action on other activities and people within the organisation. 

Task 1

Be able to propose changes to improve management and business performance (33.2)

Task 2

Be able to revise business objectives and plans to incorporate proposed changes (33.3

Task 3

Be able to examine the impact and change management on the operations of a business (33.4)

For all tasks see the assessment requirements matrix that provides details of the required tasks.

Satisfactory completion of the assignment will result in the award of one of the following grades: Pass, Merit or Distinction. The following pages provide detailed guidance as to how work will be assessed and the criteria that the assessor will use before awarding a specific grade.

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To achieve a pass the evidence must show that you are able to:

Outcomes and Assessment Requirements

Learning outcomes Assessment requirements Suggested evidence Met/not met
33.2 Be able to propose changes to improve management and business performance

 

33.2.1     Recommend with

justification, appropriate actions required to overcome the identified weaknesses in the business

 

33.2.2     analyse ways in

which existing performance could be maintained and strengthened

 

33.2.3     recommend

with justification, new areas in which the business could be expanded

·         Suggest changes to specific key functions to overcome weaknesses

 

 

 

·         Suggest changes to specific key functions to capitalise on strengths

 

 

·         Identify opportunities and explain how they can be seized

33.3 Revise business objectives and plans to incorporate proposed changes

 

 

 

33.3.1     Produce

an assessment of existing business objectives and plans

 

33.3.2 revise business plans to incorporate changes

 

33.3.3     prepare action plans

to implement changes

·         Define the current aims and objectives of the organisation

·         Revise these aims and objectives of the plan

 

·         Revise the plans prepared for P1 to show how the changes will be implemented

33.4. Examine the impact and management of change in the business operations.

 

33.4.1     Report on the impact

of the proposed changes on the business and its personnel

 

33.4.2     Plan how the changes will be managed in business

33.4.3     monitor improvements in the performance of the business over a given timescale

·         Describe how the suggested changes will affect:

·         Customers

·         Suppliers

·         Distributor

·         Employees

·         Stakeholders

 

·         Describe how the suggested changes will be implemented within the business itself

 

·         Describe the techniques that will be employed to evaluate the success or failure of the recommended changes

 

To achieve a merit grade the evidence must show that, in addition to the pass criteria, you are able to:

Merit

Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions

 

 

 

 

 

Select/design and apply appropriate methods/             techniques

 

 

 

 

 

Present and communicate appropriate findings

 

 

M2 A range of sources of information have been used to access issues around the selected projects – including websites and local organisations with whom the learner is familiar.

 

Complex data has been  effectively synthesised and processed to provide a detailed analysis of the project outcomes

 

 

M3 – Information has been presented in a clear and coherent manner;

 

An appropriate structure and approach has been used for the project proposal, report and presentation.  This includes clearly identified information.

 

Appropriate technical language and terminology have been used in the report.

 

Distinction

Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and

justify valid conclusions

 

 

 

Take responsibility for managing and organising activities

 

 

 

 

 

Demonstrate convergent, lateral and creative thinking

 

 

 

D2 Autonomy and independence has been demonstrated by the learner throughout.  Minimal tutor guidance and advice has been sought when accessing relevant information.

 

The substantial range of activities and investigative work involved in the analysis of the findings and their impact on the organizational activities

 

D3 Up to date and relevant information using examples from current research techniques; Recommendations on the use of these techniques and how these could be used in a different situation

 

The learner also demonstrates creativity in how the project was carried out and managed; Conclusions drawn on research work carried out.

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